Figure 32-2. Electron micrograph of corynebacteriophage ß, which carries tox.

Figure 32-2Electron micrograph of corynebacteriophage ß, which carries tox

Following lysogenic conversion with corynebacteriophage ß, or closely related corynebacteriophages, nontoxigenic strains of C diphtheriae become toxigenic.

From: Chapter 32, Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

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